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Should I remove InstallGuard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #43,036
Reach 0.0021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.27 days
7.98 days >
Average installed length: 4.19 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
0.95 100.00%

InstallGuard

Overview

InstallGuard is a software program developed by DanuSoft Software. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 3.41 MB (3,572,778 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 20% of users of InstallGuard come from Brazil, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.complete.com.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\InstallGuard\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{01E62658-83A3-4E4B-AEB7-64B423B88D97}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.41 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by InstallGuard

  • VIBlend.WinForms.Controls.dll (by VIBlend) - VIBlend Controls for Windows Forms (VIBlend Controls for WinForms)
  • VIBlend.WinForms.Utilities.dll (by VIBlend) - VIBlend Controls Utilities for WinForms
  • InstallGuard.exe (by CompleteLock (DanuSoft Software)) - InstallGuard
  • Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2010
  • SASCore64.exe (by SUPERAntiSpyware.com) - Core Service
  • SASCTXMN64.DLL (by SUPERAntiSpyware.com) - SUPERAntiSpyware Context Menu Extension
  • SUPERAntiSpyware.exe (by SUPERAntiSpyware) - SUPERAntiSpyware (SUPERAntiSpyware Application)
  • System.Data.SqlServerCe.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft SQL Server Compact (System.Data.SqlServerCe)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • SASCTXMN64.DLL added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {CA8ACAFA-5FBB-467B-B348-90DD488DE003}.
Scheduled Task
  • SUPERAntiSpyware.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SuperAntiSpyware' (runs weekly on Fridays at 13:40).
Service
  • SASCore64.exe runs as a service named '!SASCORE' (!SASCORE) "SUPERAntiSpyware Core Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • SUPERAntiSpyware.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SUPERAntiSpyware' and executes as C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe.

How do I remove InstallGuard?

Quickly and completely remove InstallGuard from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall InstallGuard from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program InstallGuard, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove InstallGuard.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 2%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.73%
Windows 10 24.39%
Windows Vista 2.44%
Windows XP 2.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 34.15%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.63%
Windows 7 Professional 12.20%
Windows 10 Pro 4.88%
Windows 8 Pro 4.88%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.45% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 20.45%
  United States 15.91%
  Italy 11.36%
  MA 9.09%
  DZ 6.82%
  United Kingdom 4.55%
  TN 2.27%
  France 2.27%
  Russia 2.27%
  India 2.27%
  Argentina 2.27%
  Indonesia 2.27%
  Philippines 2.27%
  Spain 2.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.47%
Dell 23.53%
Hewlett-Packard 20.59%
Lenovo 8.82%
ASUS 8.82%
Intel 5.88%
Samsung 2.94%
GIGABYTE 2.94%
Common models
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Samsung RF511/RF411/RF711 3.03%
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LENOVO Sabine 3.03%

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